Gearbox

01 FAST AND FURY

Former Australian Rally Champion and touring car contender George Fury is teaming up with his old mates at Gibson Motorsport for a very special get-together with his old Nissan Bluebird turbo, the quickest Group C ATCC race car ever around Mount Panorama. Now, you can join in. Famous for setting that blistering pole time at Bathurst in 1984, Fury and the Bluebird gave the more fancied Fords and Holdens a nasty fright, often taking the silverware at ATCC rounds. Meet Fury and the Gibson Motorsport crew over lunch this February 12 at Sandown Raceway. The program includes your own video record of the event and costs $990 for the day, plus you can take along a guest for $100. See gibsonmotorsport.com.au and tell them we sent you.

02 W547TH HEAVEN

Your SS Commodore needs more power? With great power comes great responsibility when you upgrade to the W547 package from Walkinshaw Performance. Included is an Eaton blower, but also high-flow injectors, an enormous intercooler, cast aluminium coil overs, OEM spec camshaft with cam sprocket, beehive style valve springs, spring retainers and stem locks, crank bolt and more goodies. More? Try ceramic coated headers with dual active cat back exhaust to alert suburbs of your arrival/ departure. And breathe. All up you’ll get 547kW and a truly berserk 880Nm to vaporise that expensive set of Conti rubber. Visit walkinshawperformance.com.au for more (yes more), or call Clayton direct on 03 9265 9700.

03 COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Summer’s nearly here so it’s time to check your fluids. Nulon’s Blue Long Life Concentrated Coolant anti-freeze/boil is designed to work for five years (or 350,000kms) with late Japanese (contains no silicate or borate) and European vehicles (no phosphates) now branching into “blue technologies”. Yes, green and red are not the only colours of the coolant spectrum anymore. Mix at 50% demineralised water/coolant levels and keep her ticking over smoothly this summer; always check your vehicle books or with a dealer expert. Check www.nulo n.com.au for details.

04 LEATHER LATHER

If you really want to make your car gleam, you have to protect the insides as well as the outside. Blackmans Leather Cleaner removes smudges and stains from you pristine interior, and with no bleach you don’t have to worry about discolouration! $15.00 a bottle, from blackmansleather.com.au

05 TUNE IN, TUNE UP

36 uniquecarsmag.com.au VCM Suite are magicians at making anything Aussie and LSpowered go harder than the factory imagined (they’re breaking into Blue Oval stuff now too). It all starts with the basics – upgrades, tweaks and, as is typical of this day and age, a little tappet-tap into a laptop. This Rollmaster double-row timing chain kit will help you reach point B quicker than most, suiting LS3, L76 and L98 GM V8s. They’re strong, lightweight and are awesome in general.

Visit www.vcm-suite.com.au or call 03 9763 7599 for more.